AP - ap.online.headlines.health http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.health News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:24:42 -0400 FDA to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:33:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/30/US-Caffeinated-Underwear/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Caffeinated-Underwear c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-766c PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back. Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:54:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/30/US-Drug-Companies-Doc-Payments/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Drug-Companies-Doc-Payments c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-7b0c WASHINGTON (AP) — From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine. US Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:33:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/30/Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-7a9b MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — American mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and U.S. troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the disease. Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:26:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/30/US-Marijuana-Workplace/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Marijuana-Workplace c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-7a0c DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Psych hospital won't treat school stabbing suspect Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:22:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/30/US-High-School-Stabbings/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-High-School-Stabbings c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-78bb PITTSBURGH (AP) — A psychiatric hospital has cited security concerns in its decision to refuse treatment to a teenager awaiting trial on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his high school. Viagra ads target women for 1st time Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:37:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/30/US--Viagra-Women.In.Ads/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Viagra-Women.In.Ads c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-7aa3 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets the less-obvious sufferers of the sexual condition: women. Correction: Ebola story Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:20:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/29/Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-103 DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — In a story Sept. 29 about the Ebola outbreak, The Associated Press reported erroneously that France promised another field hospital for Guinea and that it would send 25 more doctors. It has promised only one hospital, along with doctors to staff it, and was merely repeating that promise. Johnson & Johnson buying Alios for $1.75B Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:02:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/30/US-Johnson-_-Johnson-Acquisition/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Johnson-_-Johnson-Acquisition c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-79ea NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is buying the biopharmaceutical company Alios BioPharma Inc. for about $1.75 billion. Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:41:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/30/AF--Ebola-No.Chance.to.Say.Goodbye/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AF--Ebola-No.Chance.to.Say.Goodbye c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-7a8a MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives. Firefighter sues over pregnancy-related sick days Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:14:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/29/US--Pregnant.Firefighter-Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Pregnant.Firefighter-Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-7e22 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut firefighter says in a federal civil rights lawsuit that she was unfairly disciplined by a city fire department and forced to take unpaid leave because she was pregnant. Court-ordered anti-smoking ads challenged by firms Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:22:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/29/US--Justice-Tobacco/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Justice-Tobacco c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-7ea7 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation's largest tobacco companies are challenging court-ordered advertisements requiring the cigarette makers to say they lied about the dangers of smoking. Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/29/US-MED--Teen.Birth.Control/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Teen.Birth.Control c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-24d CHICAGO (AP) — Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends. Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:08:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/29/US--Supreme.Court-Maritime.Worker/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Supreme.Court-Maritime.Worker c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-a2 EWELL, Md. (AP) — William Smith Dize's life revolved around water. Australia won't send Ebola doctors to West Africa Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:49:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/29/AS--Australia-.Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AS--Australia-.Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-23f CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Monday ruled out sending doctors to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak there because of logistical problems in repatriating any Australian who became infected with the deadly virus. US doctor exposed to Ebola virus admitted to NIH Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:37:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/28/US-MED--Ebola-American/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Ebola-American c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-68e WASHINGTON (AP) — An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital. Ebola clinics fill up as Liberia awaits aid Sun, 28 Sep 2014 06:36:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/27/AF--Ebola-Supply.Gap/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AF--Ebola-Supply.Gap c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-bdd MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Doctors are in short supply. So are beds for patients. Six months after the Ebola outbreak emerged for the first time in an unprepared West Africa and eventually became the worst-ever outbreak, the gap between what has been sent by other countries and private groups and what is needed is huge. 5 babies test positive for TB in Texas exposure Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:06:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/28/US--Tuberculosis.Exposure-Texas/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Tuberculosis.Exposure-Texas c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-88e EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Five babies tested have positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital nursery exposed hundreds of infants to the disease between September 2013 and last month. NIH to treat US doctor exposed to Ebola virus Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:13:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/27/US-MED-Ebola-American/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED-Ebola-American c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-a62 WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Institutes of Health is preparing to care for an American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone. Liberia: Top doctor goes under Ebola quarantine Sat, 27 Sep 2014 15:30:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/27/Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-c14 MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's chief medical officer is placing herself under quarantine for 21 days after her office assistant died of Ebola. Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:20:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/09/27/US--Supreme.Court-Maritime.Worker/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Supreme.Court-Maritime.Worker c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-bcb EWELL, Md. (AP) — William Smith Dize's life revolved around water.